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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rogerdyer, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. rogerdyer

    rogerdyer New Egg

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    Hey I'm just starting out and I'm wondering if its 5 hens per rooster or 10 hens per rooster I've heard both and I'm not sure which one's right
     
  2. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It doesn't matter.Roosters will pick out certain hens to breed so regardless of what you do i won't effect much.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. rogerdyer

    rogerdyer New Egg

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    Thanks OK I got my rooster he's half ameraucana and half something else can't remember what he's mixed with but I'm wondering what the laying rate for an ameraucana is
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Acutally it is 10 hens per Rooster. They usually overbreed the hens that are easiest to catch. If you only have a few hens they will be in sad shape. If you have 10 hens, you can rotate the rooster back and forth to half the hens in a pen maybe one week, and then with the other half next week.

    Most Ameraucanas are actually Easter Eggers - which is a particular mix that will produce tan, green, pink, light blue eggs. Only one color per hen.
     
  6. N F C

    N F C got coffee? Premium Member Project Manager

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    Drumstick diva has given you great advice so I'll just say hi!
     
  7. ladycatfish

    ladycatfish New Egg

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    So, I'm new to this site. I have been a chicken owner for about 12 yrs now and acquired a Bourbon tom n hen. He's fully mature and she's coming into the lil lady. Will she make noise before laying or after like a chicken hen ???
     
  8. ladycatfish

    ladycatfish New Egg

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  9. ladycatfish

    ladycatfish New Egg

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    Hi
     
  10. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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